What is AOR’s Vitamin D3?
Vitamin D3 is derived from sheepskin oil collected during shearing. AOR’s Vitamin D3 for Children is rapidly converted in the body to the active hormone 1,25 dihydrocholecalciferol, and helps in the development and maintenance of bones, the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus, and is a factor in the maintenance of good health. It is also important for mood as well! Calcium is always talked about, but we often forget to take extra vitamin D3 to make sure that our calcium is actually absorbed into the bone.
I am recently a new mother! First time! I did not post about being pregnant because I wanted to wait until the baby was born. She is healthy and happy and so am I. She was born July 2nd at 1:30am! I just wanted to share this with you and now you can expect many articles to come regarding tips for your little ones. So the tip here is AOR Vitamin D3 liquid drops! Yes even NEWBORNS are recommended to have 400 iu per day of Vitamin D3. The hospitals now inform you to supplement with Vitamin D3 if you are breast feeding. If you formula feed most of them already include this. The best way to get your newborn or child to take Vitamin D3 is through a liquid. All you have to do is place your drop of Vitamin D3 liquid from AOR onto your breast once a day and voila! It is sooo easy and the baby cannot taste it.
1 Drop per day (0.2 ml) is 400 iu
Vitamin D3 from AOR, Source:
Vitamin D3 – lanolin; Medium chain
triglycerides – coconut; α-tocopherol – soy
Vitamin D for Children: Research on Vitamin D3 by AOR:
The most well known role of vitamin D is its involvement in maintaining healthy bones. In children, vitamin D is essential for the proper growth and development of bones, and deficiency can result in rickets. Vitamin D is critical for bone health because it is required for the efficient utilization of dietary calcium. If vitamin D levels are too low, the body will begin to break down the bones to access calcium stores. Research has shown that vitamin D supplementation early in life leads to higher bone mineral density (BMD) at 7-9 years of age, and that adolescents with low vitamin D levels have lower BMD.
Vitamin D is also important in the function of muscles. Research has shown that young girls (12-14 years old) with higher vitamin D levels demonstrate greater muscle power than those with lower levels.
Vitamin D supplementation is also important during pregnancy and at very young ages, as inadequate vitamin D levels early in life have been associated with an increased risk of autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis, breathing disorders and type 1 diabetes later in life. For example, infants receiving 2000IU of vitamin D in the first year of life were 80% less likely to develop type 1 diabetes. There may also be a link between vitamin D and autism, as autism is much more prevalent in areas of low sunlight. Vitamin D has also been shown to play a role in immunity, and may help to prevent placental infections during pregnancy.
As always thank you soo much for reading! I will do my best to keep up with the posts despite having my hands full with Danica our newborn. We look forward to helping you at any location: Alive Health Centre Morning Sun or Supplements Plus. Also if you are planning to start a family, or you are currently pregnant and have any questions in general about pregnancy, labour or post labour, ask away. I may not have all the answers, but it is always nice to have someone to reach out to, identify with and share experiences with. Have an excellent week everyone!